5 Items to Keep With You In Case Of A Dental Emergency
You’re Less Likely To Suffer A Dental Emergency If You…
- Use a mouthguard while playing sports
- Maintain regular care of your teeth and gums
- Keep dental appointments to check on teeth and do routine cleanings
We don’t think about our teeth very often when we’re out and about. Playing sports, going to a restaurant, or any other activity can put your teeth at risk. Usually nothing out of the ordinary happens, but accidents do happen from time to time. In these cases, it’s important to be prepared. Keep these items in a dental emergency kit that you can keep on hand, whether at your home, in your car, or while you travel.
Painkillers: An all-natural topical painkiller that many people find useful is clove oil. Aspirin or Ibuprofen is good to take orally, as well, although the relief can take some time to take effect.
Orthodontic wax: If you’ve never had braces, you may not even know what this is. However, in the case of a popped-off filling, you can use wax to cover the gap until you get it repaired.
Floss: Though not necessarily handy in an emergency, it can give you relief from discomfort if something gets wedged between your teeth.
Gauze: If your tooth gets knocked out or knocked loose, you can put the tooth back in its place, and bite down on some gauze to keep it there until you get professional emergency care.
Our contact info: Be ready to reach out to our Island Family Dental office. If you’re on vacation, we can give you professional advice and possibly refer you to someone nearby.
Are You Going On A Vacation This Summer?
Remember the tips above. If it’s time for your cleaning and check-up, make sure you visit us before your trip. Pack an emergency dental kit, and then keep it around when you get back from vacation. You never know when it will be handy!